Review on Capezio Women’s Classic Short Sleeve Leotard

Product Name: Capezio Women’s Classic Short Sleeve Leotard

Editors’ Rating: 4 stars



Manufacturer Capezio
Item model number CC400
Product Dimensions 15 x 11 x 1 inches
Size X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
Multi-color Yes (Black, Burgundy, Garnet, Hunter, Lavender, Light Blue, Navy,

Pink, Royal, White)

Material 90% Nylon, 10% Lycra® Spandex
Machine wash Cold
Using Bleach No, hang to dry
Imported Product Imported
Domestic Shipping Within U.S
International Shipping No / Get help from your local firm to buy it

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General Information

This leotard was manufactured by Capezio and was first introduction for sales at on February 25, 2009. As manufacturer’s introduction, the product is designed with scoop front and back, a ballet legline and self-fabric shelf bra lining. It has varieties of colors for dancer’s choice, in which colors White, Light Blue and Pink have full front lining while others are shelf lined. The product can be used for Team Basics, dance, costuming, studio dress and performance.

The material

This leotard is made of Cotton blend: 90% Cotton, 10% Spandex (Lycra).

Commonly, cotton is a natural fabric that is made from cotton bolls after yarn spinning process. This material is highly absorbent to water and sweat (it can absorb up to 65% of its weight), thus it dries very quickly, which leads to cool feeling to wearer.  Cotton fiber is very durable, non-itchy, non-allergic, making it as a good material for leotard industry. The cotton leotard can be washed with machine without dissolving problem. However, cotton is a dry fiber; it tends to stick to mud and grease. Although they can be washed off, washing too often cause an old look after sometimes.  Cotton is also easy to wrinkle; thus, it needs ironing after daily use.

Spandex (or Elastane/Lycra) is an elastic polyurethane material. It is added 10% to this leotard so that it has more breaking length and better fitting to body.

This spandex cotton leotard has a very light weight, soft surface as well. However, it is less stretchy than nylon blend leotard: Capezio Women’s Tank Leotard though this related product has the same amount of spandex (10%). If buying this product, try on the little larger size than the standard measurement for more comfortable feeling.

One notable thing is that this leotard comes in different colors which was created from applying kinds of chemicals and dyes. The quality for this imported product is dependent on techniques, experience of manufacturers in China or low-income countries. The good leotard should have a pretty pleasant smell after unpacking. If not, please wash carefully before use or ask for refund.


The design

This leotard comes with short sleeve, which is suitable for someone who loves little security rather than a camisole or strappy types. Thought cap sleeve may restrict movement, it helps to absorb the sweat in the armpit because cotton material dries very fast. Especially someone who wants to get rid of underarm odor, a cotton bodice or this short sleeve leotard is best choices for them.

This leotard has a simple design with no colorful patterns or diamantes. However, it is available in large range of sizes and colors for different looks (Black, Burgundy, Garnet, Hunter, Lavender, Light Blue, Navy, Pink, Royal, White). Scoop neck line front and back and a traditional lower ballet leg line give dancers the confidence to really stand out. The scoop neck is not too low-cut and it does not give much a sexy look.

This leotard comes with full front lining or shelf lined, enough for nipple coverage thus no need to wear bra in many cases. Especially for lazy people, wearing leotard with no bra means they have few things to wash. However, if the bra is necessary, avoid wearing thick bra because it often causes the leotard to ride up in the back and to be too clingy on the female parts, which are uncomfortable and looks unsightly. Some tricks such as using body adhesive, hairspray and wig tape can solve the problems.

Feel free to wear the leotard as bodysuit or dance costume studio dress, and performance.

The price

The price for this leotard is from $16.80 (Amazon). Check the price here

In our view, the price is reasonable in consideration of the material and the design. We give point 9/10.


The Pros The cons
–          The material is soft, quick-drying, excellent stretching

–          Multiple color for choices

–          Well-designed garment

–          Good for price

–          The Nylon material is hot to wear

–          Nylon can be electronic static

–          No integrated bra means there are more things to wash

 Editor’s Ratings and scores

With score 8/10, I would recommend this leotard to my friends.

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